Meeting and Event Calendar

RATS holds six meetings per year. Regular meetings are usually scheduled for a Friday evening starting at 5:00 p.m., and include tool sales, a general meeting, a themed presentation, and a small auction.

Regular meetings are held in February, April, June, September, and November. The annual RATS Gathering is held in December and is our biggest and best event of the year, with a big potluck dinner, desserts, lots of good tools for sale and an auction.


Upcoming Meetings:

Friday, September 6, 2019 - Regular meeting, Pocahontas Middle School 12000 Three Chopt Rd., Henrico, VA

Friday, November 8, 2019 - Regular meeting, Pocahontas Middle School, 12000 Three Chopt Rd., Henrico, VA


2019 Gathering

Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Same Location as Last Year

Church of the Redeemer - 8275 Meadowbridge Rd, Mechanicsville, VA 23116
Doors open at 4:00 - tool sales start by 5:00 p.m. Dinner at 7:00.


Area Gas Engine Shows


July 11, 12, 13, 14 – Easton, MD
46th Tuckahoe Steam and Gas Engine Reunion and Show

July 17, 18, 19, 20 – Bridgewater, VA
Bridgewater Lawn Party

July 26, 27, 28 – Berryville, VA
53rd Annual Pageant of Steam, Shenandoah Valley Steam & Gas Engine Association

Sept 13, 14, 15 – Somerset, VA
Somerset Steam and Gas Engine Pasture Party

Sept 20, 21, 22 – Rockville, VA
Rockville-Centerville Steam and Gas Historical Assoc. Field Day of the Past

Oct 12, 13 – Luray, VA
50th Annual Page County Heritage Festival



Items of Interest

March 2018 Updated Type Study of Stanley Liberty Bell Planes by Bob Ziegler